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Rule 4:
Standards for Professional Conduct and Duties of Practitioner

(a) Discipline. Unless otherwise provided by specific rule of the Court, the disciplinary standard for practice is the Model Rules of Professional Conduct adopted by the American Bar Association on August 2, 1983, as amended.

(b) Professional Misconduct. A practitioner is subject to the Court's disciplinary authority for professional misconduct.

(1) Professional misconduct means:

(A) an act or omission that violates the Court's disciplinary standard or any other disciplinary rules applicable to the practitioner; or

(B) an act or omission that resulted in discipline by another jurisdiction at any time after the practitioner's admission to practice before the Court.

(2) Professional misconduct may also mean a failure to comply with any rule of the Court.

(c) Duties of Practitioners.

(1) A practitioner must, not later than ten days after the occurrence, provide written notification to the Clerk, to all clients presently represented before the Court, and to all adverse parties in those cases of any of the following actions regarding that practitioner:

(A) Public discipline for professional misconduct;

(B) indictment of or other equivalent formal charge with a serious crime (as defined in Rule 7(b)(3)); or;

(C) conviction of a serious crime (as defined in Rule 7(b)(3)); or;

(D) disbarment on consent; or;

(E) resignation from the bar of any court while an investigation into an allegation of misconduct is pending; or;

(F) in the case of a non-attorney practitioner, loss of sponsorship, see Rule 1(e), above.

(2) A practitioner before the Court must promptly provide written notification to the Clerk of any change of address. See Rule 1(d) above.

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